Quthing District

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Quthing
District
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Country  Lesotho
Area
 • Land 1,126 sq mi (2,916 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 120,502
 • Density 110/sq mi (41/km2)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Quthing is a district of Lesotho. It has an area of 2,916 km² and a population in 2006 of approximately 120,502.[1] Moyeni, is the camp town or capital of the district. Moyeni means "the place of the wind." There are two of the most important sets of dinosaur footprints in the region. There is a large panel of Bushman paintings at Qomoqomong.[2] Quthing district is home to the Masitise Cave House, a satellite location of the Morija Museum & Archives.

Geography[edit]

In the southwest, south and east, Quthing borders on the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Domestically, it borders on the following districts:

Constituencies[edit]

Constituencies of Quthing District:[3]

Community Councils[edit]

Community councils of Quthing District:[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Quthing District
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
26
(79)
24
(75)
21
(70)
19
(66)
15
(59)
16
(61)
20
(68)
22
(72)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
22.7
(72.9)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
15
(59)
13
(55)
8
(46)
8
(46)
4
(39)
2
(36)
3
(37)
6
(43)
12
(54)
14
(57)
15
(59)
9.6
(49.2)
Rainfall mm (inches) 92
(3.62)
101
(3.98)
79
(3.11)
39
(1.54)
19
(0.75)
65
(2.56)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
23
(0.91)
89
(3.5)
230
(9.06)
742
(29.21)
Source #1: [4]
Source #2: [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Table A.2, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2006.
  2. ^ See Lesotho.
  3. ^ a b Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, Village List 2006
  4. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Tables A.6c and A.7c, Quthing Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.
  5. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Table A.5c, Quthing Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.

Coordinates: 30°25′S 28°00′E / 30.417°S 28.000°E / -30.417; 28.000